Date and time:
Start: June 23, 2020, 1:30 PM EDT
End: June 23, 2020, 2:30 PM EDT
This webinar is available online only.
Dentons invites you to join us for a complimentary one-hour webinar on the topic of public inquiries in Canada, with a focus on Québec and Ontario.
Public inquiries (also referred to as commissions of inquiry) are a unique administrative and legal process that examine the facts surrounding an issue of public importance or controversy and make recommendations for the future, with implications for stakeholders. In May, the Government of Ontario announced that it will launch an independent commission to examine the province’s long-term care system. While the exact mandate and authority of Ontario’s long-term care commission are not yet public, this commission represents the first of potentially many independent public inquiries that will examine the COVID-19 crisis and the response to it.
Please join our panel of experienced counsel and advisors who will explain what interested stakeholders can expect from public inquiries in the era of COVID-19, both from a legal and political perspective.
Topics to be covered include:
- An overview of the public inquiry process – from the mandate, to evidence gathering, to the report, and implementation
- Overview of recent inquiries in Québec and Ontario and how it compares with other legal processes
- Litigation preparedness: how could public inquiries affect your business
- Reputational risks
- Expected changes in health regulation post-pandemic
- Considerations for navigating the evolving political, regulatory and economic landscapes
- LSBC: This session is registered for one Substantive Hour with the Law Society of British Columbia.
- LSO: This program is eligible for up to one Substantive Hour with the Law Society of Ontario.
- Barreau du Québec: An application for verification of eligibility has been submitted to the Barreau du Québec.
- Philippe Couillard, Senior Business Advisor, Montréal
- Adam S. Goodman, Partner, Toronto
- Allan Gregg, Principal, Earnscliffe
- James Moore, Senior Business Advisor, Vancouver
- Margaret Weltrowska, Partner, Montréal
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